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DeafDigest Gold – July 25, 2010

DeafDigest Gold - July 25, 2010

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor - updated every Monday

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Go to for more information on all of our products, services and features. Don't have a Z phone? You can still join The Z Life by calling 888.888.1116 to connect to ZVRS from any videophone! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is one of the leading plaintiffs' litigation law firms in America. The firm has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving defective medicines and medical devices. Our law firm is expanding its litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants implanted in young children and adults. Some of the firm's clients have suffered multiple implant surgeries due to a defective implant being surgically removed and replaced with a second defective implant that later failed. If you or your child has been implanted with a defective cochlear implant, we encourage you to contact Weitz & Luxenberg - we have a Deaf attorney and VP available. 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She will perform for an undetermined number of series once the program debuts in November. - Thursday July 22nd Australians ahead of us with movie house captions? It was just learned that by the end of 2014, Australia's top four movie chains will caption their films on at least one screen in their multi-screen complexes. What about us, the Americans? Lawsuits, lawsuits and lawsuits. But there is hope - the Department of Justice may push forth a proposal to require half of films be captioned. But it will take a series of hearings, hearings, and hearings. Lawsuits and hearings, a way of life in litigious USA? - Friday July 23rd A total of 250 body scanner units will be installed at airports. For the benefit of deaf passengers, the video, coming with these body scanners, will be captioned. This way, the deaf passengers will know what it is all about. - Saturday July 24th for one week, Las Vegas was the Deaf Capital of the World. Why? As one deaf person put it this way: it is Deafdom so as to speak of So many deaf events were going on under the Las Vegas "roof" - exhibit hall, pageant, WRAD, organization gatherings, US Deaf Tennis tournament, poker tournament, side parties, etc. Said another person: It was quite an experience; little overwhelming; it was truly amazing Oh, every gathering has its share of incidents. One such incident was the protest by the Chinese delegation over the elimination of their participant in the deaf pageant. Basically because of misunderstanding of international signs, the Chinese group thought their candidate made the cut to make it to the finals. The protest was overruled and the candidate from France won. (please go back to the Blue edition for the Sunday-Wednesday Hot Deaf News) .... Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Amid much excitement on Howard A. Rosenblum succeeding the retiring Nancy J. Bloch as the next CEO of NAD, many of us forgot when would his first day of job would be. It will be April 1, 2011. As an attorney in the Chicago area, he probably needs time to wind up his work before making the big move to Silver Spring, MD. ..... Coming soon! The largest web survey of deaf and hard of hearing people in U.S. history!!!! The global economy is changing before our eyes. Manufacturing is giving way to a service industry. Help make sure Deaf and Hard of Hearing people are not left behind in the 21st century labor market. For too long have policy makers relied on vague information about Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.   Let them hear directly from you about your experience in the workforce so that policies can assure competitive employment for our youth. The "National Deaf Employment and Technology survey" will identify trends in employment, the skills, and technology necessary to compete in the 21st Century workforce. For 15- 20 minutes of your time, you can help shape the future of education, vocational, and social services to deaf and hard of hearing people in the U.S. Data from this study will be made available to all who are interested! Look for the Deaf Employment and Technology survey Coming soon! .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email .............................................................. .............................................................. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: updated every Monday .............................................................. .............................................................. 20% OFF GENTEX SMOKE DETECTORS AT WCI! Super Summer Savings at WCI! Safeguard your home with a Gentex Smoke Detector and save 20% off the price in July. Choose from either hardwired or portable units. Each one offers a reliable, early warning to the presence of smoke. Call us at 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at for details on this special and all our other products. For a copy of our catalog, email your request to: We're on Facebook! Become a fan and get a free gift! WCI. Your Single Source for Assistive Technology .............................................................. .............................................................. Lifelinks Video Relay speaks your language! Any Language! Over 150 languages available, including: Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Belorussian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Chechen Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Farsi Finnish French Georgian German Greek Haitian Creole Hausa Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malay Mongolian Norwegian Pashto Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Spanish Swahili Swedish Tagalog Thai Turkish Turkmen Tuvan Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Also, Select your interpreter by gender, preference, previous experience, etc Dial: IP address using a P-3 software, VP-100(tm), VP-200(tm) or D-Link(tm) system or Call: 877 744 6111 to be connected with a LifeLinks VRS ASL sign language interpreter for your chosen language. LifeLinks will complete the call and translation at no charge. The easiest way to connect to family, friends, and business: LifeLinks - No Wait VRS Just instruct your hearing caller to say the name of his/her language in English and to have their IP address available. Visit us online at Fast, Reliable, Personal ................................................................ ................................................................ BE CAREFUL WITH A JOB INTERVIEW AT A SCHOOL This is a true story. A deaf man was being interviewed for a job at a residential school for the deaf. That school wants to hire the best people - best teachers, best counselors, best teacher aides, best librarians, etc. The deaf man, himself a Gallaudet graduate, told the principal that he would be happy to be a janitor or a maintenance man at the school. He did not get the job. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ................................................................ IRS/DEAF Leadership Development Conference 2010 Announcement Released: 6/19/2010 The IRS/Deaf is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme of the conference is "2010 and Beyond: Empowerment in the Next Decade." This Conference is open to all Federal Employees, State Government Employees, and interested persons that are interested in honing their leadership skills and network with their peers on best practices. We anticipate this distinct event will be bigger and better than ever. The Conference Planning Committee are coordinating a series of plenary keynote presentations, a job fair and exhibitions for a three-day conference August 9-13, 2010 at Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (a.k.a. the Deaf Center) at Taylorsville, UT near the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. A copy of the conference announcement flyer is provided online. Please visit for online registration and latest updates. Please mark your calendar and prepare travel authorization request form for your manager ASAP. Register online if you want to be kept informed of the upcoming conference announcements. Please go to For more information about the conference registration, contact For more information on workshop presentation, sponsorship, advertisement and exhibition opportunities, please visit and/or contact: ...... IRS JOB Fair Released: 6/19/2010 IRS is partnering with IRS Deaf Empowerment and Advocacy Forum to host a career fair at the Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville, Utah. The purpose of the event is to assist and interview individuals who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind who qualify for federal employment under the Schedule A hiring authority. The fair takes place on August 11, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information regarding the career fair, please visit Applicants attending the event will have the chance to speak with recruiters from several state and federal government agencies. To guarantee an interview slot, applicants must provide their resume and Schedule A package by close of business Friday July 16. For more information and an explanation of the Schedule A package, see page 2 of this release. Applicants who submit their resume packages after July 16 will not be guaranteed an interview at the event, However, agencies will be available to share information regarding career opportunities within their business operating division with everyone who attends the career fair. Interested applicants should forward their resumes and Schedule A package to by 5 p.m. on July 16 in order to be considered for an interview by the hiring official. In the subject line, please make sure you type: "August 11, Salt Lake City Utah Career fair." Failure to do so may result in your package being overlooked. Notification of interview will be e-mailed to applicants the week of August 2. Anyone who does not receive an e-mail message by Wednesday, August 4 confirming a scheduled interview time has not been scheduled for an interview. Those applicants may still attend the Career Fair to speak with hiring officials in various operating divisions. Please note: applicants with late resume submission will not be scheduled for an interview; however hiring officials will be available and reserve the right to conduct an interview on the spot. For questions regarding the event, please contact: or visit the IRS-DEAF website at: ................................................................ A $50,000 DEAF JEWELRY What is a $50.000 Deaf Jewelry? Some deaf women give up using CI. Instead of putting the CI away; they still wear the CI only as a piece of jewelry with fancy colors painted on it. Yes, it is a very expensive piece of jewelry. - for ASL News version, please click on the arrow at: (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) .............................................................. Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates Are you concerned about yellow teeth and you have important events coming up soon like wedding day or lecturing seminars? * Britesmile - Same Day Whitening Technique in Office Do you dislike braces that has wires? * Invisalign - Clear Orthodontic Treatment to Straighten Your Minor Crooked Teeth Are your dentures loose? Does your denture tooth break off? Do you need emergency denture repair? * Same Day Denture Repair Service - Must Come in Early in the Morning and Pick Up at the end of the Day Are you scared of needles for new fillings? * Air Abrasion Technique does not require Needles for New Fillings What about for extractions, replace old fillings, and other treatments? * The Wind - It's a Lesser Painful or Painless Technique than Conventional Needle Technique * Nitrous Oxide Sedation - Provides Calm Environment Are you scared of contaminated water in dental office? * Brand New Self-Contained Distilled Water System to Prevent Contamination to Patients Are you a workaholic during the day and can't see a dentist at least two times a year? * Evening Hours Tuesday until 7pm and Wednesday until 8pm * One Saturday Per Month Open 9am to 1pm Rockville/Gaithersburg Only Are you tired of writing on paper when communicating or frustrated with not getting an interpreter for your dental needs? Two Full Time Deaf Dentists Proficient in American Sign Language: Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Bo Byun * Staff Trained in Sign Language Efficiency If you have any more questions, contact us at for Dr. Bo Byun or for Dr. Steven Rattner. Our dental offices are located in College Park, MD and Rockville/Gaithersburg, MD. Our phone number for TTY is 301-474-8278. Our website is .............................................................. HSL AND ASL We have our own ASL, which is American Sign Language. And there is HSL. What is HSL? It is Hollywood Sign Language. Said a Deaf Movie critic: Hollywood is notorious for making interpreting/communication a lot easier than it actually is.   Mark Harmon used to give one sign on "Reasonable Doubts," and the audience was expected to believe that Marlee Matlin's character would understand the equivalent of three full sentences from that single sign.  The Deaf Movie critic is correct. MOST COMMON QUESTIONS DURING DEAF AWARENESS EVENTS Deaf Awareness Days are everywhere. Hearing people attend Deaf Awareness events to learn what deafness is all about. What are the two most common questions, often asked of presenters? 1. Do you know ASL? 2. Do you sell hearing aids? Deaf Awareness Days are a success if hearing people do something about what they have learned about us, the deaf. If they go home and forget all what they have learned, oh, well! A DEAF-OWNED BUSINESS IN NEW JERSEY Paint A Pot is a pottery shop in Beach Haven Gardens, New Jersey, which is near Long Beach Island. Patrons enter the shop, pick a ceramic piece and paint it on the spot. Assisting them is Amanda Klinger. She is deaf, and there have been times when patrons use pad and pen to communicate with her. A CONTEST WINNER IN THAILAND A team recently won the Microsoft Development contest in Thailand. Their entry was the Speech-to-sign-language software. Students from Kasetsart University in Bangkok worked days and nights for six straight months to get the design just right for the contest. It is not known, however, if the winning team members were deaf or hearing, nor if the Speech-to-sign-language in Thai sign language could be modified to ASL. A RIGHT AND A WRONG WAY TO ASK HOW TO COMMUNICATE A Deaf Advocate wrote: I hate it when I am at any place, be it a chain fast food place, or waiting to have a mammogram done or at the dentist's office and I am asked if I can read lips.  I am not asked how I prefer to communicate, but if I can read lips.  I can read lips, but I will admit I am NOT always able to read lips 100% of the time, so I prefer to communicate by notes to ensure that misunderstanding does not occur.  What I do is shake my head and start signing.  They then will quickly give me a notepad and pen.  I have written to them, "Are you aware that you are being rude in asking me if I can lipread?  It is like asking a person in a wheelchair if they can walk.  You should instead ask how I prefer to communicate."   OUR ORGANIZATIONS SERVING THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING We have many, many organizations, international, national and local that serve deaf and hard of hearing people. One such organization is: National Council of Hispano Deaf and Hard of Hearing For the organization goals and objectives and its web site, click on: AN EXCUSE FOR NOT WEARING A HEARING AID I would be called a loser by friends if I wore a hearing aid .............................................................. .............................................................. For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this section .............................................................. .............................................................. WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN? dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world. ... Dilemma? We, the deaf, know how to deal with people in the hearing world. .............................................................. .............................................................. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., a leading plaintiffs' litigation law firm, is expanding litigation against Advanced Bionics related to defective cochlear implants. If you believe that you may have received an "Important Notification" letter from Advanced Bionics about your HiRes90k or Clarion II cochlear implant in either 2004 or 2006, we urge you to contact us to receive important legal information - even if you CI is working. Many of our clients' cochlear implants stopped working prematurely as described in the letter. We have a Deaf attorney and VP available. To find out more, please click here and follow instructions on the screen or go to: .............................................................. .............................................................. Interpreters, ITP and ASL Students and Teachers Will Not Find a Conference Offering All of This!  June 23-26, 2011 1.  Scheduled every year to  the year 2020 ... see 2.   Over 120 hours of seminars ...  see 3.  Registration  beginning at $129 ... see 4.  Free parking and free in-room internet ... some  hotels charge $36 per day for parking 5.  Food court with  complete meals for less than $6 ... you can't even get a hot dog for this  at other hotels! 6. No oily beaches!  Convenient Orlando, Florida  location ... direct access from I-4 and close to airport 7.   World class presenters such as Peter Cook, Crom Saunders, Shannon Simon, Keith Wann, Maureen Longo Tuccelli, Jon Barr, Bill Ross, Francisco Olivera,  Faith Powell and over a dozen other highly recommended presenters.  See for a separate event at the silent weekend. 8.   Classes for all of your family members INCLUDING fledging (starting at only $89 per person); beginners, intermediate and advanced signers with language-focus and interpreting-focus CEU classes for advanced ASL students and interpreters. 9.  20+ exhibitors ... With many classes having breaks  every hour, there is an exciting and dynamic all-day flow of participants  in the exhibit area 10.  Free RID CEUs for registered participants 11.  Classy refreshment breaks including a decadent chocolate fountain! 12.  Many other conferences have  been canceled or may be canceled due to the economy.  We are here  through the year 2020 to give you peace of mind in planning your  professional training! We also have DVDs and ASL art ... see If you love motorcycling and want to help deaf babies,  we have the World's Longest Group Motorcycle Benefit Run, this being our  9th year, starting July 17, 2010 from Florida to Alaska.  This is scheduled every year!  See With  enthusiasm from Mike Tuccelli AKA DrSign or DrASL -- two-time Teacher of  the Year at the University of  Florida .............................................................. .............................................................. Hot DeafNews boring, but important! the Arizona State University and University of Texas jointly won $3 million in federal funds. Purpose is to test how the CI can be modified. .... Deaf Picture of the Week: a deaf umpire in Australian Rules football one picture shows how he warns players that argue too much with him! ..... Deaf Question of the Week: Q. On some programs I am seeing a few seconds delay in captions. I filed a complaint with the cable provider. They told me there is nothing they could do about it. Is it true? A. No, but if it is a common problem with all of your shows, file the complaint with the FCC. send your questions to the most interesting questions may be answered in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you. ..... Wish List of the Week: Now that Kosovo has been recognized as a legal nation by the World Court, we will see this nation becoming a new member of the World Federation of the Deaf as well as a new member of the Deaflympics body. The more deaf nations, the merrier ! ..... DeafHistory - Looking Back: Year 1926 - the first lip reading tournament takes place in Philadelphia. It is, however, not known who won the tournament - a deaf person or a hearing person! ..... Deaf and the Money: $4.00 the asking price on EBay on a Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet postage stamp (PB # 1861 Face Value) ..... DeafNumbers of the Week: A 2007 survey indicated that: 38 percent of state courts have interpreters available 31 percent of state courts have listing devices available percentage went up much higher with courts located in bigger cities Remember, it is 2010; are the 2007 stats still valid? ..... DeafResources outstanding deaf individuals in scientific fields for a listing of deaf reference & library resources, (examples are listing of elected deaf officials, listing of deaf Nobel Prize winners, etc; list will be added on a gradual basis - so do check this site from time to time) ..... Selected top deaf sports stories from DeafDigest Sports top deaf sports newspaper stories: Deaf swimmer Hannah Fitton to swim for Colgate a deaf member of the Canadian national junior baseball team DeafDigest Sports is also distributed by DeafDigest To subscribe, e-mail last edition of DeafDigest Sports: for list of elite deaf athletes: for list of mainstreamed deaf athletes: for list of deaf collegiate athletes: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- long list of open positions DEAF SERVICES CENTER Glenside, PA Deaf Services Center (DSC) is a dynamic team of behavioral health professionals serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults.  We take great pride that our program is strongly Deaf/HOH centered with about 85% of our staff being Deaf or Hard of Hearing.  Our staff environment is one of incredible teamwork and mutual support.  As a result, we are rapidly growing with new programs and expansions of our existing programs.  Whether you are a high school graduate, recent college graduate or have many years experience in the field of human services we have a career building position waiting for you!  E.O.E. DSC is looking for dedicated, motivated, energetic individuals who are fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community to fill the following positions: WE ARE SOON OPENING A NEW PROGRAM - SEE BELOW FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES. - THERAPIST/PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION COUNSELOR:  (Full time position) This position provides therapeutic and psycho-educational workshops and group sessions for consumers who are deaf. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA in psychology, counseling or any other human services fields; must have 2 years experience with individuals with mental illness and/or mental retardation including treatment planning and progress notes; advanced fluency in ASL required; must be innovative, creative and be able to work in a team environment.  Duties:  Develop, coordinate and provide group/individual therapy for wellness maintenance and psycho-educational workshops. - STAFF INTERPRETER: (Full time) The Interpreter Department is looking for an addition to our current team of 2 full time interpreters. Responsibilities include: Interpret for emergencies (physical and psychiatric), mental health evaluations, groups, staff meetings and sessions, home visits with deaf adults and children.  Also interpret for in internal office and community meetings with both hearing and deaf professional staff. Must be able to work with a team of hearing and/or deaf interpreters and be a team player. Qualifications: AA degree with minimum 3 years of Interpreting experience with Deaf individuals or BA Interpreting degree with 1 year experience. Knowledge of mental illness and/or developmental disabilities is a plus. Must be willing to travel throughout the SE counties and be flexible to do some evenings and weekends when needed. Current national certification and PA State Registered through ODHH are preferred. - BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST: We are seeking a clinical professional with experience in utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis; assessment and evaluation of behavior, and the application of interventions that result in behavior change.   Strong interpersonal skills are also essential.  The behavior specialist will be working with the treatment team to provide supports to clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and their families. Must have the ability to provide clinical supervision/guidance for staff in providing therapeutic techniques and approaches and assist in treatment planning process and documentation. Qualifications: Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Board Certified Behavior Analyst; Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis or Other Master's Level Mental Health Clinician with documented training in the field of Behavioral Modification techniques.  Fluency in American Sign Language preferred, but will consider candidates with an open mindedness to learning about this population. - ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR: INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Full time) This position would assist in overseeing the case management services for adults and children who reside in the community. Responsibilities include: Assist Program Directors in day to day management and supervision of case managers; coordination of services and programs with other service agencies; assist in managing program expenses; provide supervision/guidance when needed, assist in training and coordinating case managers scheduling when needed; participate in meetings with Deaf Services Center programs as well as other programming service providers. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA degree is preferred however candidates must possess a minimum of a HS diploma and 12 semester credits hours in social sciences along with 2 years of experience with Deaf in either developmental disabilities or/and mental health field; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL required; must have excellent interpersonal, leadership and time management skills to prioritize various tasks and responsibilities. Responsibilities include: Provide assistance for Program Directors in guidance and training for staff and support to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence and social relationships. - INTENSIVE CASE MANAGERS: (Full time position) This position provides resources and support to clients and their families who reside in residential program. The qualified candidate shall possess: BA/BS degree in a Human Services field preferred; or High school diploma & 12 credit hours in social science with 2 years mental health direct care experience. Must have strong organizational skills; fluency in ASL, familiarity with other visual communication modes and language levels. Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends as needed and travel various areas in the community. Knowledge of laws governing the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals including IDEA and ADA a plus; and must have a valid driver's license.  Duties:  Assess service needs of consumers, primarily children, to insure continuum of care; develop service plans; independent living skills instructions, advocate for access to public & private services and programs such as medical, vocational and other services. - RESIDENTIAL COUNSELORS: (various positions available) This position provides direct client services including encouraging client independence in areas such as skills in daily living and community integration.  Qualifications:  HS + 1 year related experience or AA; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience with Deaf Community; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Provide supported living and training to Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities living in the community; promote consumers' independence and social relationships. Positions open for weekend and evening shifts.   We are anticipating opening a Residential Treatment Facility for Deaf adolescents! We are interviewing now.  Please see below for open positions: - MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST: (Part time) This position is to provide clinical support to adolescents and their family members. Qualifications: Masters in Social Work or Counseling and license (LCSW or LPC) eligible in the state of Pennsylvania;  ASL fluency and Deaf Culture sensitivity; knowledge of impact of hearing loss, assistive technology and needs of persons who are hard of hearing; ability to work with both adults and children. Responsibilities include:  Assessment and intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals, families and groups, utilizing a variety of communication modalities to accommodate the need.  Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge summaries and other reports as required. - RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY STAFF: (Full Time positions available) The  responsibilities for this position is working with adolescent consumers implementing and following behavior modification system, teaching independent living skills, and focusing on helping them achieve their treatment goals. Qualifications:  HS + 3 year related experience or AA degree; valid drivers' license; advanced fluency in ASL; minimum of 2 years experience required with Deaf Community working with children or adolescents; demonstrated competency in independent living skills; ability to teach, advise and motivate Deaf Consumers; strong interpersonal skills.  Duties: Assist with admission of consumers, assessment/treatment of goals, provide therapeutic counseling/case management, crisis intervention, teach coping skills, and daily living/recreational activities to teenage Deaf consumers with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities; maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment; promote consumers' growth and goals and social/ family relationships. Positions are available for day, evenings, overnight and weekend shifts. Come be a part of our exciting growing professional TEAM! Send your letter of intent and resumes to: Linda Claypool, Office Manager/HR Deaf Services Center 614 N. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- LAST CALL!!   Deadline: July 30, 2010 Calling for dynamic and visionary leadership Executive Director Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) Seattle, WA Seattle, WA is in beautiful Northwest, surrounded by trees, mountains, and water. Home of outdoor activities, many hiking trials, and good seafood. You a sport fan? Seattle is home of Seahawks and Sounders! The Executive Director position announcement is now posted on the ADWAS website: Deadline: July 30, 2010 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Posting Creative, Passionate Teachers Needed! The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School Framingham, MA The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are currently accepting applications for Teachers of the Deaf for the upcoming school year.   TLC is a supportive, vibrant learning community where our innovative staff share a commitment to the academic, social and emotional growth of each and every student.   Our mission is to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an educational environment where language and communication are keys to building competence, character and community. The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and the Council on Accreditation (COA).   For more information on our programs please visit our website at To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and reference to: Lynn Marshall Personnel Administrator The Learning Center for the Deaf 848 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701 Fax: 508/875-9203 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position openings (2 positions) Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist - Full Time Seattle Children's Seattle, WA We invite you to bring your career to an environment where talent is rewarded and new ideas are encouraged. At Seattle Children's, the Pacific Northwest's premier pediatric care center, we offer more than just state-of-the-art facilities and open career growth potential. You will also find a true commitment to our patients and families that reach far beyond the bounds of clinical expertise. Currently we have a need for a 2 full time Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist to provide early intervention services for families with deaf/hard of hearing children between 0-3 years old enrolled in the Family Conversations program. The Deaf Educator/Communication Specialist will provide appropriate developmental and educational evaluations of deaf/HOH children 0-3 years old in their home or other parent-identified community setting; and in family support groups. In addition, you will assist with administrative and intake services secondary to providing direct services and helping families in identifying formal and informal services through community support systems. Our Family Conversations program is unique to Seattle Children's. The program focuses on the needs of deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through age 3. Our specialists are trained in working with families of children who are young. Our team meets with families each week in patient¹s homes. At Seattle Children's, we believe in accountability, respect and teamwork - not only with patients and their families, but also with each other. If you share these principles, we encourage you to join us. We offer excellent pay and benefits, generous paid time off, transportation discounts, retirement plans, and opportunities for career advancement, paid training days, and so much more. For immediate consideration, please apply online to Our position requisition number is 10-923 and/or 10-922. Seattle Children's is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Job Announcement Deaf Interpreter SignOn Seattle Seattle, WA Overview: The Staff Deaf Interpreter provides professional, quality interpreting services to SignOn's customers while participating in a collegial, supportive atmosphere with the SignOn Team.  Requirements: * Experienced Deaf Interpreter: Certified (CDI) preferred * Documented experience working with minimal language Deaf individuals, non-standard ASL/sign users, and with monolingual Deaf clients * Minimum of 500 hours interpreting experience in various legal and mental health settings * Preferred Deaf-Blind interpreting experience (if none, must complete training by December 2010 at your own expense) * Five-years of experience mentoring, coaching, teaching language and culture with certified hearing interpreters preferred * Experience developing Deaf interpreters preferred Duties: * Be available 30 hours per week to provide part-time staff interpreting services (Guarantee of 24 hours paid per week) * Work schedule will vary from day to day depending on interpreting demand (priority); this tends to vary from zero to full days; unless the staff DI is on an interpreting assignment or in the field mentoring interpreters they will be expected to be in the office available to interpreters and administrators * Remaining time will spend working with SignOn management providing website support, professional development to staff - workshops, mentoring, etc. - and whatever is deemed necessary and appropriate for the benefit of SignOn and its staff interpreters. Why SignOn? * The largest user of Deaf Interpreters in Seattle * Deaf-centric consciousness * Full range of benefits * Additional income earning opportunities possible * Supportive work environment to apply, please contact SignOn - we're good -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (revised posting) position opening  High School Teacher of the Deaf Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing position based in Swanton, Vermont Time Base: part time Responsibilities:   - Teach all levels /content areas of high school education -  Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives -  Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in students. Requirements: -  Degree in Deaf Education, MA Preferred -  American Sign  Language fluency & English preferred -  Vermont Teaching license in Special Education Please send letter of interest and resume to Kelly Therieau or: Kelly Therieau Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 209 Austine Dr Brattleboro, VT 05301 Fax # 802-258-9574 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Assistant Director for Instruction Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Graduation Coach Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Literary Content Specialist Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School English/Language Arts) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Teacher (High School Math) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- job announcement Substitute Teacher (Part-Time/Hourly) Georgia School for the Deaf Cave Spring, GA for position description and application procedures, please click on: -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated July 25th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Outreach Coordinator - Bakersfield, CA - HIV Educator - Los Angeles, CA - Case Manager - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail:

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